Okayama – 岡山

The city of Okayama is located in the Chūgoku region, Western Japan. During the Edo period, Okayama was a flourishing castle town, also thanks to its strategic position as merchant town and seaport. Also today this city revests an important role, as demarcation point between Kansai and Chūgoku regions. What’s special …

Kurashiki – 倉敷

    Kurashiki, an oldo merchant town in Okayama prefecture. As a former main hub of commerce and transportation, the city developed a dense net of canals, some still present nowadays. What’s special about Kurashiki? Kurashiki flourished especially during the Edo period as a main distribution point of rice in …